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UT-Austin Pro Palestinian Protesters Face More Punishment

  TSN – Texas claims victory in federal court over the Biden Administration’s effort to interpret Title IX to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes. US District Judge Reed O’Conner of Fort Worth has ruled ruled in favor of the state’s argument that the US Department of …

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Judge Rules In Favor Texas In Title IX Lawsuit

  TSN – Texas claims victory in federal court over the Biden Administration’s effort to interpret Title IX to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes. US District Judge Reed O’Conner of Fort Worth has ruled ruled in favor of the state’s argument that the US Department of …

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Lamar County Commissioners Working On Budget

  The Lamar County Commissioners Court is receiving budget requests from county officials, department heads and outside agencies as the court works on the budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2024-25 which begins in October. At this weeks meeting, the court also presented the Lamar County Historical Commission with …

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Rattan Man Faces Multiple Charges In Pushmataha County

  While executing a search warrant, Pushmataha County authorities arrested Robert L. Ashley of Rattan  for first degree robbery, felony use of a firearm while committing a felony & felony assault with a dangerous weapon.  During the search, a deputy recovered Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Pills, a Firearm, Ammunition & Paraphernalia. Ashley …

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Fire Forces Evacuation At Honey Grove Nursing Center

  Forty-five patients and 6 staff members were evacuated overnight Sunday at the Honey Grove Nursing Center. The Honey Grove Volunteer Fire Department responded after smoke was reported, and when they arrived they observed flames in the building. Several ambulances and an ambulance bus were called to help the patients …

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United Way Of Lamar County Fan Drive

  The United Way of Lamar County is holding a fan drive, and residents are asked to donate a new, box fan at the United Way office at 2340 Lamar Avenue in Paris. Donated fans will be given to all in need. There are many in our community without air …

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Free 903 Sun Sets Concert Thursday Night

  The 903 Sun Sets free concert series on the Paris downtown plaza continues Thursday night with Fleetwood X – a Fleetwood Mac  cover band.  The opening act is Common Ground and it all gets underway at 7pm. Enjoy the music, food trucks, vendors and a beer garden.

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Regigstration Underway For Paris Optimist Fall Baseball

  Paris Optimist 2024 Fall Baseball online registration is now open. Credit/debit cards only. Register now online @ www.parisoptimistbaseball.com. Make your payment and all you have to do is wait on a coach to call you mid-August. If you need to pay with cash or check, please attend one of …

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Hopkins County Jail Bookings

  Nathaniel Knight Kennedy was arrested in Hopkins County  for Possession of a Controlled Substance and a misdemeanor. At last report he was in the county jail. Jose Alexis Lobez was arrested Tuesday in Hopkins County on 2 drug warrants. He’s charged with Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance …

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Juneteenth Celebration In Sulphur Springs

  The Juneteenth Celebration at Pacific Park in Sulphur Springs  will include a marathon run at 7:00 am, a parade at 11:00 am, and a Freedom Market starting at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 15. On Sunday, June 16, they celebrate the Gospel, and the market will continue.

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United Way of Lamar County Launches Fan Drive

The United Way of Lamar County is holding a fan drive, and residents are asked to donate a new, box fan at the United Way office at 2340 Lamar Avenue in Paris. Donated fans will be given to all in need. There are many in our community without air conditioning.

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Missing Boater’s Body Recovered

  The body of a missing East Texas boater who went out on Toledo Bend Reservoir near Huxley on Sunday has been recovered. Shelby County deputies say the body 64-year-old John Martin, Jr of Joaquin was found late Monday night.  No other information was available.

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Smoke Causes Evacuation of Honey Grove Nursing Home

Forty-five patients and 6 staff members were evacuated overnight Sunday at the Honey Grove Nursing Center. The Honey Grove Volunteer Fire Department responded after smoke was reported, and when they arrived they observed flames in the building. Several ambulances and an ambulance bus were called to help the patients who …

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Rattan Man Arrested on Multiple Charges in Pushmataha County

While executing a search warrant, Pushmataha County authorities arrested Robert L. Ashley of Rattan for first degree robbery, felony use of a firearm while committing a felony & felony assault with a dangerous weapon. During the search, a deputy recovered Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Pills, a Firearm, Ammunition and  Paraphernalia. Ashley was …

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Lamar County Commissioners Work on Budget

The Lamar County Commissioners Court is receiving budget requests from county officials, department heads and outside agencies as the court works on the budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2024-25 which begins in October. At this weeks meeting, the court also presented the Lamar County Historical Commission with a …

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SSISD Welcomes New Principal At The Middle School

Sulphur Springs ISD announced that the SSISD Board of Trustees approved Josh Ross as Principal of Sulphur Springs Middle School at this evening’s Board meeting. Josh Ross has an extensive education background and comes to SSISD with a passion for leadership and student success. With 21 years in secondary education, Mr. Ross has …

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Paris Police Report For Tuesday, Jun 11

On Monday, an officer stopped a vehicle in the 10-block of East Provine for a traffic violation. The officer contacted the driver, Erik Lynn Gilbert, 43. Gilbert advised the officer that he had a pipe used for smoking narcotics in his pocket. Officers confiscated the pipe that had a small …

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Paris City Council Seeks Applicants To Fill District Two Council Seat

PARIS, TEXAS – The Paris City Council is accepting applications from qualified candidates interested in volunteering to serve as the District Two City Councilmember. The appointment is to complete an unexpired term ending in May 2026.  To be considered, an applicant must have lived in District Two for at least …

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